Rhoda carries Stimpy with her and Stimpy will sometimes wear one of several outfits to keep him warm.
Pet of the Week: Stimpy is the 'love of my life'
Rhoda Fry, who lives near the West Seattle Junction got her dog Stimpy, who got his name from the cartoon "Ren and Stimpy" but in the cartoon Stimpy was a cat and Ren was the dog. "My Stimpy is too skinny to be Ren and the cat was skinny wo we decided that would be his name," Fry said.
Stimpy is a Chihuahua and mini-Pinscher mix and he's five years old. Fry got Stimpy as a gift from her daughter and her "significant other," said Fry, " I was wanting a dog. I have a problem with depression and anxiety so I was wanting something that I could love and take care of and that would be companion to me so they brought me Stimpy. Whenever I get anxious he helps. He even wakes me up. I have a bit of Sleep Apnea and he jumps on me when I stop breathing."
Fry feeds him Rachael Ray dog food and he loves his squeaky toys and "cat mice". He gets dog bone biscuits for treats.
Stimpy is not a fan of big dogs said Fry. "His personality I say is complicated. When he gets around a big dog I tell him he has 'Big Dog-Itis' but otherwise he is very calm. He loves other people and loves other dogs wanting to play with them all the time.
Fry dresses Stimpy in a G.I. Joe coat and he also has some sweaters and t-shirts he wears for warmth.
Stimpy's best friend is Cleo, a terrier and other dog friends he enjoys.
He is Fry's constant companion and she describes him as "The love of my life."